blue-green algae


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blue-green algae,

popular name for those microorganisms that are now more properly called cyanobacteriacyanobacteria
or blue-green algae,
photosynthetic bacteria that contain chlorophyll. For many years they were classified in the plant kingdom along with algae, but discoveries made possible by the electron microscope and new biochemical techniques have shown them to be
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blue-green algae

[¦blü¦grēn ′al·jē]
(microbiology)
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Also known as cyanobacteria, blue-green algae are the most prosperous microorganisms on earth, evolutionarily speaking.
Liverpool City Council apologises for any inconvenience, however, as blue-green algae can cause a health risk we have no other recourse that to stop all activity on the lake including fishing until otherwise advised.
The city had to close Indian Lake on July 10 upon the discovery of the blue-green algae.
The robot is far more agile and affordable than the large vehicles currently used to clean blue-green algae blooms, Roos said.
But he said the agency "considers it important to continue screening available data to determine if additional monitoring and evaluations are needed,a" and is screening "selected reservoirs" for blue-green algae and microcystin.
Reading GMW's range of fact sheets and other information on blue-green algae available at GMW's blue?
However, we will continue to work closely with the Environment Agency Wales in monitoring the lake as the blue-green algae could grow again in suitable environmental conditions.
Blue-green algae will stop blooming and sludge will disappear from the lake bottom in about eight to 10 years when 10 tons of water containing oxygen nanobubbles is poured every day at the mouth of a river running into the lake, the researchers estimate.
Rangers at Sutton Park warned visitors to stay out of the water after discovering high levels of the blue-green algae in two pools.
Getting rid of the blue-green algae which sometimes covers the water surface will improve not only the appearance of the pool but also health in the area.
Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, currently has high levels of blue-green algae, a bacteria which is toxic to humans.
Even small amounts of MC-LR, a peptide produced by blue-green algae, can cause liver damage and cancer, but current water treatment methods cannot always completely remove the toxin.